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Bolt Action Sniper Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marineman, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. marineman

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    If I want a .308 heavy barreled sniper rifle, what should I buy for the basic rifle? What is the most accurate bolt action rifle. Price is not an issue. Thanks.
     
  2. JimmAr

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    Savage 10FP

    Most accurate? Custom Job from the ground up.. probably like 6-7g's
     
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    Thread is utterly silly... as is the original poster.

    The term "Sniper" applies only if you're in law enforcement or military roles.... unless, of course you're planning on shooting innocent people at gas stations while they fill their cars.

    Most accurate is entirely subjective, depending on who's behind the trigger. At Camp Perry I've seen box-stock Rem 700's smoke $6K custom rifles, and seen guys with $8K custom rifles that couldn't hit the broad side of a barn regardless how much cash they threw down on a piece.

    And thanks to the guy who said the Savage 10FP is the most accurate rifle without ANY qualifiers. We all need a good hearty laugh now and then.
     
  5. JimmAr

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    And your blind.. did you see his questions in there that I double quoted.. "whats the basic rifle" a rifle in my mind that shot the .308 reasonable well would that fit under the category of sniper is the 10fp.. is there something wrong with that worth laughing about..?

    I later quoted that the most accurate rifle would be a custom rig.. I guess people dont really stop to read the fine print just blindly skim through posts and then make a coin toss response.
     
  6. arizona98tj

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    I believe JimmAr mentioned the Savage in response to it being a basic rifle.....and it is a basic rifle, IMO. He did not claim it was the most accurate rifle.
     
  7. pbrktrt

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    your basic Surgeon isn't too shabby.
     
  8. lej

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    What is defined as basic??? generally when people ask for basic they refer to a base level/ entry level type rifle with a price to match. Pick a savage 10fp or a remington 700 and if you want to throw money at it, up grade to a better model in either from the factory or buy a custom version of a remington 700. If you have an unlimited budget then buy a Blaser Tactical 2 for about $6000, still fires the same basic .308 round (amoung others) just does it better
     
  9. Jim Watson

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    "Price is not an issue. the OP says.

    There are people who will build you a faithful replica of either of the current US military sniping rifles. There are all manner of custom or small production target, foreign sniper, and wannabe sniper (tackytickle) rifles available that will shoot extremely well. There are dedicated boards on the subject.

    A friend here who has shot many different target and real deal sniper rifles was very impressed with the tackytickle Blaser that lej mentions.
     
  10. JDGray

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    My Savage 10FP will shoot one hole groups at 100yrds, why spend more?:)
    Course it has fully bedded Choate stock, but still only $800 retail.
     
  11. BADUNAME27

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    Here's one I make:

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    EDIT: This is 300 yards. The taped up ones were out at 600.
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  12. SpeedAKL

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    To start with as an entry-level gun?

    Remington 700, either 700P, LTR, SPS-T, SPS-V, VS, XCR Tactical, etc etc

    Savage 10FP

    If you want the most accurate tactical-style rifle, price no object, a company called Tactical Operations (TacOps for short) builds semi-custom guns that are guaranteed 0.25 MOA from the factory and are known to back it up.
     
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    Savage Model 12 F/TR. Load it up with match ammunition and hit MOA at 500-600 yards. My friend has one, and his can shoot accurately to and beyond 700 yards.
     
  14. Olympus

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    Remington 700 action would be the way to go. More "sniper" rifles have been built on this action that any other. I'm sure others are just as good, but for me, I'd go with something that's tried and trued and field proven.
     
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    I'm getting a Savage 10FP LE1 - 20" Heavy Barrel. I may cut it down to 18" based on the recommendation of a sniper school, but I want to actually attend the school before I cut it down...maybe have them do it for me while I'm there.

    I've handled both the Savage and Remington equivalent and I like the Savage a lot more. An added bonus is the Savage is less expensive.
     
  16. marineman

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    ShunZu,
    You are out of line. Either add something constructive or don't post. I did not state my credentials, what I will use the rifle for, or why I even asked the question. There is a difference between a truck rifle, deer rifle, and sniper rifle. I am interested in a sniper rifle. Furthermore, "most accurate" is not subjective as you claim. When placed in a vice and fired, different rifles have different inherent accuracy. The best shots are gained through 1. An accurate rifle and 2. A trained shooter that can fire that rifle in such a way that maximizes the rifle's inherent capabilities.
     
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    You are right marineman different rifles have different inherent accuracy. This is even true with in the same model rifles. I would go with a 700 action if it were me.
     
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    What is "wrong" with sniper rifles?

    Personally I think a sniper rifle is an essential survival tool. I don't have one, but am currently looking at the FN patrol rifles in .308. From what I hear the are king of the sub $1k sniper rifle.
     
  19. Olympus

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    Too many people get bent out of shape about being politically correct. "Sniper rifle" may not be politically correct, but everyone knows what he meant.

    If you're a Marine like your name implies, take a look at what Marine snipers use.
     
  20. JDGray

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    Why, may I ask?

    Just sold my Choate folding stock for this, and it would have been super short folded up with your 18" barrel. It also would be considered a pistol, at 28 1/8":D
     
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    "There is a difference between a truck rifle, deer rifle, and sniper rifle."

    Yup. A "truck rifle" is a deer rifle that the owner doesn't care about, and a "sniper rifle" is a deer rifle painted black and owned by a young male video gamer.

    Hope that clears things up! :neener:
     
  22. FSJeeper

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    10 years ago I wanted the most accurate bolt action rifle I could buy for a hunt in Africa. After searching long and hard I settled on a custom rifle built by Match Grade Arms in Houston, Texas. I used the Win. Mod. 70 action as the basis for the rifle.

    The rifle was guaranteed .5" MOA with handloads and it did perform at this level for me. The craftsmanship was flawless. I wanted more velocity than the accuracy load prescribed for it and maxed out I was getting right around 1 MOA all day long with it.

    That same rifle now is around $4,000 with the options and a S&B scope is going to run you just over $2000.

    All of that said, I bought a Tikka T3 that gets 1 moa accuracy with factory ammo right out of the box, no mods and I am just as happy with it as I am the custom rifle.

    Bottom line is to do your research, talk to people, hold a lot of different rifles in your hands to see how they feel to you, and then make your choice. In a no budget scenario, there are many outstanding gunsmiths that can crank out anything you want.
     
  23. LeonCarr

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    Basically just about any heavy barreled bolt action .308 from the factory will shoot minute of angle or better with some minor bedding or trigger work and a load/handload it likes.

    So you can spend 8000 bucks, or get a Remington/Savage/Insert Name Here .308 with quality optics and 6500 bucks worth of ammunition :).

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  24. Justice5

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    I love my Remington 700. It is a "true" police sniper rifle, and it has seen some rough days. I've drug it through some rough terrain, and all kinds of weather here in Washington state. It's still shoots as accurate as ever, and has never failed. Over 2000 rounds through it. And, it has had two previous owners prior to me coming on the team. If you are looking for a true sniper rifle, just be sure to check that it will take some use and abuse, and still deliver. Sometimes I think it comes down to "what rifle shoots best for you" rather than what the best rifle is. Try some out and then decide.
     
  25. Boba Fett

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    I don't personally like the Choate folding stock so I'm planning to get the one with the regular Savage LE1 stock.

    The main reason I am considering cutting it down stems from the links fellow THR member jlg posted on a previous thread:
    http://www.sniperschool.com/sniper-rifle-barrel-length/
    http://www.sniperschool.com/barrel-length-revisited/

    AND because if I add a suppressor to it, it will make the total barrel length 25.25 inches instead of 27.25 inches. And before all the critics start their rant about "WHY DO YOU NEED A SILENCER?? ARE YOU GOING TO START SHOOTING PEOPLE? *BLAH ROAR BLAH ROAR*," I'd like to get one for the recoil and sound dampening benefits. And should it ever become necessary, to shoot people without them easily being able to locate me :p

    But as I said in the previous post, I would want to attend the sniper school first and get some more info in person, shoot some of their cut down 18" rifles and then have them cut mine down possibly.
     
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